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Nika - Single Review: Saviour Complex

03 Nov 2022 // A review by darryl baser

A song with an interesting title will always grab my attention, and the idea of people with a saviour complex has always fascinated me, so when the new song by Nika called Saviour Complex was offered to me to review I almost somersaulted.

The song opens with a gently and alluring piano melody before Nika’s voice kicks in and from the first notes some vocal training is obvious.

Lyrically the song supports the title.

At a minute and 58 seconds long it is a song I wish was longer. There are a couple of verses then a pre chorus, then the chorus of "he has a complex, he has a saviour complex".

I feel the words of the pre-chorus are the key; "when his high horse races, you know that he's betting against it", so it seems to my mind Nika has tangled with a destructive narcissist.

Melodically it is beautiful, complex with the gift of sounding simple, and a very fine song. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Nika.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Nika

An Aotearoa-based, queer, singer/songwriter with a deep love for music across all genres and styles. The common thread of Nika's music is considered lyricism and heart-string-tugging melodies. Nika has been writing and performing music since the age of 9 accompanying herself with piano and guitar interchangeably. In 2022, Nika wrote and performed the song Saviour Complex for the documentary film Beyond Conversion combining her passions for LGBT+ activism and music.




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